Are you a mom who dreams of owning her own business someday? That was Sophe B! Before her first son was born, Sophe was in the midst of a full-time career in finance. Today, she’s growing Sophe B Photography and loving every minute!
Becoming a photographer and venturing into the creative world has always been a dream of Sophie’s. She’s energized by creating, doing, and making things, all the while connecting with those around. Nature and her surroundings greatly influence her work. And she’s intrigued by combining different colors, textures, and styles.
When her first son was an infant, she realized how fast he was growing up. Naturally, Sophe wanted to capture all his every moves and special milestones. Traveling this journey of motherhood, this new mom realized that many other parents were on the same path.
And so, Sophe B Photography was launched in Mansfield, MA, specializing in family photography. The art and process of photography allows Sophie to share her creative side with others, and to bring a warm smile to their hearts.
I am a natural light photographer. My specialties are family and infant photography services including newborn, maternity, and baby milestones. In addition, I record special life happenings and events such as anniversaries. Mansfield, MA is my base and I also serve the New England Area.
Get Started and Keep Going
Sophe’s biggest obstacle was making the decision to go forward. In the beginning, she thought family photography would be fun to do on the weekends. With a full-time career in finance, she wasn’t too sure if she had the time, energy or resources. When thinking about the business side of things, she didn’t even know if she would love it at all.
However, many wonderful conversations with her cousin, Richie changed her mind about getting started. A graphic designer and owner of Lost Yeti Designs, Richie shared his honest feedback on his decade long journey to success. He told her, “It takes a ton of time to master the art but continue to chip away and you’ll see results.”
That was the little nudge and support that Sophe needed to overcome the hesitation. Many, many late nights were spent researching, learning, developing, and growing her business. It’s not just the creative process to be considered. But it’s everything else that comes with owning your business and controlling what you want and don’t want to do.
BRAND IDENTITY IS CRUCIAL. But fun!
Sophe found that the branding process was really easy and fun with ALP. With Lily’s detailed, responsive and friendly help, all of Sophe’s preferences and ideas came together in one beautiful logo! They were exactly what she had envisioned!
Overall, Sophe believes that having a strong brand will take my business to the next level and beyond. It’s the face of her business and the first thing that people will see when searching for family photographers in the New England area.
One Step at a Time
It can be scary to think of launching your own business, blog or venture, but just go for it! Allow yourself the time to go through the overall process, digest all the good and bad, but never give up. At the right time, you will get to where you want to be.
It can be exhausting, time consuming, and overall scary to step out and work towards your dream. But, don’t give up. You can do it, whether it’s part-time or as a side hustle or full-time. The time spent in getting your business up and running will be long, and may feel never ending. But the rewards and the sense of accomplishment will be bigger!
Sophie Defines Success
“Success, to me, is about feeling inspired, motivated, and passionate about my work. That has been, and continues to be, my greatest success. I am meeting clients and working on different projects, allowing me to bring out my personal and creative styles. I’m thoroughly enjoying what I do, constantly driving and challenging myself!”
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE
The future is open with so many possibilities! Sophe still holds her full time finance position, and she makes sure to take care of her family, so she’s busy! She’s actively marketing locally in Mansfield and the New England area.
In the future she hopes to collaborate with local businesses, to introduce more music, artwork, and other types of creative projects. Plus, she plans to start local photography and business-related courses for young children. Teaching them the basics of photography and incorporating the business/finance side will be Sophe’s investment in the next generation. Is that your aim in life, too? Get in touch with Sophe by email or on her Facebook page!